Get Subscribe button instead of Add Friends on Snapchat

If you’re seeing Subscribe button on a Snapchat profile instead of seeing ‘Add Friends’ then that could mean several things, for example, he has removed you, or the profile is set to as a public profile.

But, not every Snapchat user would be eligible to create a public profile that displays the subscribe on the profile, you would require a few things to get approved.

When you try to open a profile on Snapchat, it would show as the ‘Add Friends’ button on the profile but that be replaced by ‘Subscribe’ for a few users who have a lot more followers on Snapchat.

Although Snapchat does not have the cap to get this button on your profile you will need 400-10000 followers on your Snapchat profile to get the Subscribe button option to appear for the setup. Actually, this does require more than 25000 reaches per post on Snapchat.

To get the Subscribe button on your Snapchat profile, first, go to your Snapchat profile and tap on the ‘Add to Snap Map‘ button and then tap on the ‘My Public Profile‘ option to create a new one. Once you tap on the ‘Edit Profile‘ option, add your information, you just created a new profile that gets Subscribe button on the profile.

In this article, I would explain the method in detail to get the subscribe button on the profile and also will describe the others requirements and issues that you can easily understand from this article.

Why does Snapchat say Subscribe instead of Add Friends?

Snapchat has recently added the subscription button to allow its users to connect to a wider group audience where you can share your photos, videos, and stories through your profile.

Sometimes you see ‘Subscribe’ rather than ‘Add Friends’ on Snapchat when you want to add someone to your list of friends or followers.

The possible reasons to show Subscribe instead of Add Friends are mainly:

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  • Someone who was your friend on Snapchat decides to unfriend you for some other reason. It is the most annoying and lame reason, but the harsh reality is that it is true. At the same time, this friend of yours wants you to follow them to have more followers on their account.
  • The other possible reason is people accenting your friend request but later after a few days or week, they un add you from their list of friends. This is the reason you will see the ‘Subscribe’ option on their profile. It is just a cheap strategic way of increasing their followers.
  • The most genuine of all the reasons is that if your account is open as a public account. If you choose to keep your account public, Snapchat will show the ‘Subscribe’ option instead of ‘Add friend’. By making your account public, people who want to follow you have to opt for a subscription.

What do you need to use the Subscription on Snapchat?

The new feature of Snapchat ‘ Public Profile’ is the latest update. This feature enables the users to connect to a wider group audience. It allows the users their hidden talents through this platform. You can show off your dance moves, singing talents, the comedian hid inside you, and many more talents.

It also allows you to collaborate with other content creators and marketers. Higher the number of your followers more will be your popularity among the users.

To use the subscription feature on Snapchat, the following are the criteria that are needed to be fulfilled.

You might set all privacy settings including the ‘Contact me’, Notifications to ‘Everyone’ in order to set up the public profile.

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For having the Subscribe button on your Snapchat, you need some requirements like:

  • You have a minimum of 400-1000 followers on Snapchat.
  • Your Snapchat profile is a minimum of 1 week or older.
  • Minimum one bidirectional friend that is at least one of your friends has accepted your friend request and you to have accepted their request.

Once you have these numbers of followers you can proceed with setting up the Subscription on your account.

How to Get Subscribe button on Snapchat?

To get the ‘Subscribe’ button on Snapchat, you have to make a few changes to your account and create a public Snapchat profile.

First, make sure you have a Snapchat app with your account created on it on your device.

In order to create a public profile to get the Subscribe button,

  1. Open the app, tap on your profile icon on the top left corner of your screen.
  2. Your profile is right there, open onto your screen.
  3. The next thing you gotta do is tap on the ‘Settings‘ icon on the top right corner of your screen.
  4. Scroll down and reach the privacy settings.
  5. Under privacy settings, change and allow all the settings for ‘Everyone to view’. This will make your account go ‘Public‘.
  6. Once you are done with this, go back to your profile panel and scroll down to ‘Snap Map‘. public profile-snap map
  7. There you will see the option of ‘Create a public profile‘. Click onto it. public profile create
  8. Edit your profile according to your need and the options provided. Click on the ‘Preview‘ profile option before finally creating your ‘Public Profile‘. edit public profile - subscribe button

These are the simple steps to follow to create a public profile but for that option, you might be eligible to get the subscribe button. Your account has the ‘Subscribe‘ button now that will be displayed to other users, not in your Snapchat friend’s list.

The 5k Subscribers Mean on Snapchat Public Profile

The public profile is the latest feature of Snapchat that has been added to keep its users glued to its platform. It has a feature to also show you the exact count of your subscribers or followers.

For instance, if your profile is open to the public and you have 5k subscribers, it means that 5k people have subscribed to your profile. The subscribers are an important reach that the public accounts have reached. This helps them in collaboration with other personalities, content creators, and marketers. You can easily connect with your fans, friends, and followers.

If your account is open for the public or in short a Snapchat public profile, you can be a social media influencer or you can reveal your hidden talents through this platform. You can show off your dance moves, singing talents, the comedian hid inside you, and many more talents.

Can you Message Someone You Subscribed to on Snapchat?

Well the answer to this question is ‘Yes’ as well as ‘No’

For ‘Yes’ the condition. you can send messages to those who have not subscribed. Your message will be delivered but it will be shown as a ‘pending’ message to the receiver. For your message to be delivered as it is, you need to subscribe to the account you wish to send a message via Snapchat.

The above statement justifies the reason for ‘No’ as well. Until you don’t subscribe to their account, though your message will be delivered it will be shown as ‘Pending’ in their account.

The Don’ts for the subscription of Snapchat:

  • Underage- Unless you have crossed 18 years of age you cannot get a subscription tag on Snapchat.
  • Bidirectional friend- For a subscription to Snapchat, you need to have at least 1 bidirectional friend.
  • If you have created your Snapchat account just 24 hours ago, you cannot get a Snapchat subscription.

The Bottom Lines:

As you have seen the only way to get the subscribe button on the Snapchat profile, first to achieve the followers for a good reach and then you can change the setup by going to the public profile option in order to create a new public profile that shows the Subscribe button to users instead of Add friends.

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